Tickets are at McDonough's or the Community Center
The game last night and the game this morning were real nail biting games with the Lady Islanders pitted against the Lady Eagles from Ojibwe. This morning the Lady Islanders were ecstatic with a buzzer-beating three pointer that won the game for the Islanders. Congratulations, Lady Islanders.
The Buzzer-beating basket video HERE
The Peaine Township Board was on Wednesday, February 13, 2013. Items on the agenda included the Peaine Recreation Plan, the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund Grant, an Emergency Services Authority Update, a report on the Airport Terminal Project with lengthy discussion, a Human Services Commission request, appointments to Committees, Trails Committee extensive discussion about makeup and appointments, and the motion for salary for all board members.
This article is in the Boynce City Gazette. It is a very thorough article about the agreements and disagreements about the Charlevoix County Garage to be built on Beaver Island. It is very interesting to see that many are saying the same things about this garage that are being said about the airport terminal to be built at the township airport. A very well written article with all sides presented.
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Weekly Fishing Tip: Go fishing for FREE this weekend!
Just a reminder this Saturday and Sunday brings the 2013 Winter Free Fishing Weekend to Michigan!
On those two days all fishing license fees will be waived. Residents and out-of-state visitors will be able to enjoy fishing on both inland and Great Lakes' waters for all species of fish during their respective open seasons. Please note all regulations still apply during that time.
There are plenty of ways to take advantage of the upcoming Free Fishing Weekend – whether that means heading out to your favorite fishing hole or taking your family to an organized event. Events are being held throughout Michigan, including in the counties of Antrim, Bay, Clinton, Gogebic, Ingham, Iron, Monroe, Montcalm, Oakland, Ogemaw, Presque Isle, Roscommon, Tuscola, Van Buren, Washtenaw, Wayne and Wexford.
Please note all events are subject to local weather conditions.
More information on the events mentioned above and on this weekend's unique opportunity to fish for free can be found at www.michigan.gov/freefishing .
If you are interested in finding out about invasive species, the following links will take you to the State of Michigan website. There is a a lot of information there about aquatic and terrestrial invasive species. The website is very well done, and the information is presented in an interesting and logical way including "Invasive Species of the Month." If you've been wondering what this is all about, here's a chance to take a look at the state's information.
This winter is very interesting, but also very dangerous. Walking outside, just about anywhere except in the woods, is truly very treacherous. Why? Today, about an inch and a half of snow has covered up the melted and now frozen snow underneath making a very disguised ice. At least yesterday, you could see the ice and water on top and be very careful. Today, every step you take had better be very thoughtful. Take your steps and shuffle your feet and believe that every step could mean you could fall, because you can.
If there was a scale of walking safety that had been developed to warn people and the scale was one being safe and ten being dangerous, today would be rated a twelve, meaning very dangerous.
If you remember the cartoons from the past, there was one that said, "Be vewy quiet, I'm hunting rabbits." Today's twist is, "Be vewy careful or you'll fall and get hurt."
Sheriff W.D. (Don) Schneider would like to once again remind citizens of daily telephone scams and complaints received. Please, be very aware of these scams. Please be advised, senior citizens are typically targeted by these scam artists. Never, ever, give any account/ bank numbers of any kind, or your date of birth or any personal information to anyone over the telephone for any reason. You, the citizen, are the best defense/deterant to these types of scams if you do not give personal information of any kind to someone on the telephone.
The Beaver Island Basketball players and specatators welcomed the Munising Baptist girls' basketball team and the Grand Marais boys' basket ball teams this past weekend. The first homegame of the season was quite exciting for players and spectators alike. The Friday and Saturday basketball games were live streamed on the Internet at http://beaverisland.tv. The players were eager to perform their best in front of the home crowd, and delight us they did!
The games were quite close considering the teams and the situation caused by the weather over the last few weeks. In fact, the Lady Islanders won their Saturday morning game. Thanks go out to the Munising Baptist and Grand Marais teams for coming to the island. The weather has been quite an issue, and this weekend should have been an away game at Paradise, but for some reason the Paradise team is no longer playing basketball this year. Many thanks to Grand Marais and Munising Baptist for being willing to come to the island and give out kids a league homegame.
The girls warmed up and stretched out getting ready for Friday night's game.
Mike Myers and Referee Dave Reeb catch up while the girls warm up....Tammy LaFreniere, girls' coach, talks with them.
Gerald LaFreniere and Rick Speck work on the scoreboard. Rick also keeps the Stats.
Mr. Richards introduces the teams
The Lady Bobcats.........The Lady Islanders
Dave Reeb, Gerald, Jerry Cook, and Rick(L to R)
And the games begin....
Olivia is fouled right away.....Emily and Emily chase the Bobcats.....Emily Boyle inbounds the ball
Meg shoots a foul shot and then passes the ball to Olivia.......Hannah Robert shoots
Olivia on the fast break.....Lady Islanders playing defense....Another fast break...
Lady Islanders on the defense.....then offense..... then defense again.......
The Lady Bobcats went on to win the game.
The spectators enjoying this first home game.
After a short break, it way time for the Grand Marais Polar Bears against the Islanders...Here's the tip-off.
McCauley shoots two.....Alex drives.......Jewell in for short jumper...
Jewell shoots a jumper.....McCauley for a layup......Ron Marsh shoot a long jumper
Alex gets a layup......Jewell shoot a free throw.....Alex and Ron for an inbound
Michael Pryor on the break.....Alex shoots a short one.....Michael ready for the rebound
On defense...Michael brings the ball down...Shooting a free throw
Alex shooting a free throw.....The score with forty-eight seconds left. Note only 2 Islander fouls
Fouls and free throws at the end of the game..McCauley and Ron
A good game.....but Grand Marais won
Emily Burton and Meg Works get boxed out....Emily Boyle shoots two jumpers...........
Olivia shoots a foul shot.....Meg ready for the rebound......Emily Burton shoots a foul shot
Emily Boyle calls a play....Emily Burton shoots.....Emile Boyle attacks..
Olivia inbounds the ball......Defense.......defense.........defense..........
Olivia shoots ...............Hannah shoots......Working the ball around
Olivia ready to drive.....Olivia drives for a lay-up......Good defense with arms up
Emily Boyle shoots.....Emily Boyle drives......Working the ball,,,,
Shooting a foul shot......Olivia guarding the inbound player......Hannah on the defense
Emily Boyle inbounds while Hannah picks......Emily Burton shoots........Lady Islanders 33 Bobcats 20 at halftime
This was a real battle for the Lady Islanders, but the hard work seemed to pay off.
Plenty of offense........Emily Burton ready for a rebound on a foul shot......Lady Islanders ready...
Emily Burton shoots....Emily Boyle shoots free throw......A strategy time out
Ireland in the game......Katie LaFreniere also and shoots
It feels pretty good to win!
Boy's team poses for a Frank Solle portrait
Grand Marais coach Seth Hoopengarner and Islander coach Travis William discuss the morning game.
The jump to start the game...
Michael Pryor shoots a jumper......Alex Williams lays one up......Ron Marsh shoots a jumper
Ron Marsh shoots a jumper and swish......Ready for a rebound.....Jewell Cushman shoots a jumper
Jewell's shoots.............Michael's lay-up.....McCauley's crossover lay-up
Jewell shoots, Simeon Richards ready for the rebound.....JP Stigall shoots..,.,...Alex shoots....................................................
Michael Pryor shoots.....Defense on the other end.....JP stops the shot
Possible future Lady Islanders? Enjoying the night at halftime....
A fast and furious game on both ends of the court....shots on goal for the Islanders
Ron shoots a foul shot.....McCauley awaits the shot......Jewel shoots a jumper
Michael Pryor fouled out with five fouls and is on the bench with coach and Nick Williams
Alex attacks the basket.....trapped by four opponents.....Liam Hodson shoots
Ready for a rebound.....Trying to block the shot.....Liam with a jumper
Grand Marais Landon Stachnik with a fast break lay-up......JP awaits a rebound...Nick Williams lets one fly.....................................
Grand Marais wins, but the Islanders put on a good game
Joint Township Meeting, January 14, 2013
The purpose of the joint township meeting was to determine the progress of the Airport Commission in the planning of the airport terminal, to find out financial as well as design plans for the terminal, and to provide signatures on four contracts required for grants for the terminal building project. The meeting began with a presentation by the architect for the project and a discussion about the project between Mike Scripps and Bill Kohls. The video of this joint meeting is presented Here.
Peaine Township Meeting, January 9, 2013
The meeting was live streamed on the Internet.
The Peaine Board scheduled a proposed Joint Township Meeting to take place at 2 p.m. on January 14, 2013, at the Peaine Township Hall to consider the resolution for the Airport Commission. This meeting was schedule to occur after the Airport Commission meeting that is scheduled a 11 a.m. at the Peaine hall. Board of Review appointments were made, and posting for other committees were approved. The Verizon tower swap plan was not included in the documents received by the supervisor, so the supervisor had those included in the plan and the lease renewal. An update was made on the county road commission proposed garage and repairs to the old Peaine hall were discussed.
John Kurtz presented a bike trail improvement plan and requested the two townships to put together a joint Trails Committee for him to work with. He also requested permission to post the trails with markers and that the township approve of the advertisement of the availability of the trails.
St. James Township Meeting, January 2, 2013
The St. James Township Board Meeting on January 2, 2013, began in a forty degree room with everyone still wearing his or her coat. The chilly room was caused by the fuel oil boiler being broken down. The boiler will be repaired as soon as January 3, 2012. The electric heaters being used to keep the temperature above freezing had blown the circuit breaker for the lights, so entry into the building was delayed as the circuit breaker for the lights was found to get some lights going. At the very end of the meeting it was decided to get the furnace repaired and to pay up to $1000 for that work completion.
During the rest of the meeting, which can be viewed in its entirety here, included appointments and postings for letter of interest, as well as discussion of property for the proposed Charelvoix County Beaver Island Road Commission Garage.
Waste Management Committee Meeting, January 15, 2013
Airport Commission Announces Funding for New Terminal Building
The chair of the Beaver Island Airport Commission announced today, October 29, 2012, that Mead and Hunt had told him that the BIAC was to received a grant to fund the building of the new terminal building at the Township Airport.
Invasive Species Summit
Beaver Island Veteran's Memorial
Freedom of Information Act and Open Meeting Act Presentation
The scheduled presentation covering the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and the Open Meeting Act (OMA) took place at Peaine Township Hall, yesterday, May 23, 2012. The presentation was scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. and end at 4 p.m., but the questions extended past 4:20 p.m. This presentation was given by Robin Luce Herrmann. Ms. Herrmann is a lawyer who represents the press in FOIA and OMA court actions. She had previously represented the Petoskey News Review (PNR) in a court case after the PNR was denied a FOIA request from the Charelvoix County Prosecutor. The PNR won this court action. The Charlevoix County Prosecutor had been asked to come give this presentation, but no mutually acceptable date had been determined.
Robin Luce Herrmann provided a large amount of information about many aspects of both of these acts and answered several questions related to these specific pieces of law including court decisions and Attorney Generals opinions.
Beaver Island Community Center
BEAVER ISLAND COMMUNITY CENTER
At the Heart of a Good Community
FALL & WINTER HOURS:
Mon – Fri 11am – 5pm
Sat 11am – 9pm
Check www.BeaverIslandCommunityCenter.org or the Community Center for listings
B. I. Community School Board Meetings Schedule
Human Services Commission Resource Manual
You will need Quicktime or another music player to enjoy this link.
The music played in the Holy Cross Hall in the late 70's and early 80's, recorded for posterity and shared here.
Beaver Island Food Pantry and Gregg Fellowship Hall Donations Accepted
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Beaver Island Airport Commission Minutes New for 2011!
Beaver Island Ice Classic
It's BACK again, the winter's favorite event, the Beaver Island ICE CLASSIC!
Beaver Island Basketball Tonight!
The weather is finally acting as if it might cooperate. Keeping fingers crossed that BICS Basketball teams will hav their very first home game of the season tonight, February 8, 2013. Concessions start at 5:30 p.m. Admission tonight is $3 adult, $1 student.
The Lady Islanders will begin playing at 6 p.m. tonight against the Munising Baptist. The Islanders will be playing Grand Marais following the girls' games. The reverse will be starting at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday morning.
BINN will be setting up for live streaming of these games. Let's hope that everything works this time. If so, you can watch the basketball games at: http://beaverisland.tv
NRESC Meeting Schedule Change
The February and March meeting dates have changed to two meetings in March. The time is 10 a.m. The place is Peaine Township Hall.
The dates are: March 2 and March 23
Weekly Fishing Tip
Thinking about late winter crappie fishing
St. James Township Board Meeting Video
Lake Level to Get Lower
"It is what it is."
Bob Tidmore went to a conference on the low lake levels, and he made a report to the St. James Township Board last night at the Board meeting. The report included a lot of important information. The speakers at the conference two from the Corps of Engineers, two from Michigan Sea Grant, and one from the DNR. There were also representatives from Carl Levin's office and Congressman Dan Benishek's office. Some information from this meeting included a concept that is so obvious, but seems to escape the thought of many. Lake Michigan and Lake Huron are actuallly on lake, or at least it is perceived in that manner. This lake of Michigan-Huron is the second largest lake in the world has twenty-nine hundred square miles of area.
Those that think that Chicago diverts water from the lake are correct. Chicago is limited in the quantity that can be diverted to 2900 cubic feet per minute, which is equivalent to about one inch in lake level for the Michigan-Huron system. This limitation has something to do with a Supreme Court ruling. This level drop of one inch is more than compensated for by the inflow of water from Lake Superior of 3200 cubic feet per minute. So this diversion doesn't really have much effect on the current levels of the Lake Michigan-Huron system.
Those that think that the dredging of the St. Clair River are also correct. This dredging has lowered the Lake Michigan-Huron system by a depth of 13-16 inches. The Corps of Engineers is considering a plan to help mitigate this loss, but the study of this plan will not take place until 2015.
The January water level is the lowest ever recorded since the recording began in 1918, and the level is even expected to continue to get lower making each month a record month through winter, spring, and summer. Bob Tidmore gathered that "it is what it is."
Acceptance of the current situation and moving forward seems to be the plan for the immediate future. The Corps of Engineers and the Michigan DNR have developed a program to expedite permits for dredging.
Bob Tidmore suggested an action plan which included the following:
Contact the Corp of Engineers and ask them on why our channel has not been dredged for years. Ask the Corp to visit here and explain our problems.
File a permit for dredging the marina. There is no permit fee and if it is granted possibly there will be funds available at that time.
Ask a representative of the DNR to come to the island to explain to shoreline owners what they can and cannot do with their property as to mowing, grading and removal of rocks. There have been some changes in the rules as a result of low water levels.
Here are a couple of links that you might find interesting: http://itsourwater.org/learn.html and http://www.glwi.freshwater.uwm.edu/ourwaters/documents/DiversionsCWeb.pdf
The Doctor is In: Family Physician Relocates Office
Lindsay M. Best, D.O., available at 14695 Park. Ave., next to hospital
Family Practice physician Lindsay M. Best, D.O . , said she is now accepting patients at her new location in Charlevoix. “I enjoy living and working in a small community, “said Dr. Best. “I love getting to know my patients and their family, diagnosing and treating their illnesses, and providing effective preventive care. I'm very excited to be part of the Charlevoix community.” Dr. Best's office is located at 14695 Park Ave., next to Charlevoix Area Hospital. Appointments are available on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays.
A graduate of Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Best completed her internship and residency at Garden City Hospital in Garden City, MI.
For more information or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Best, call (231) 547-8875 .
The Beaver Island Crud
(An editorial by a sick BINN editor)
While everyone knows that viruses and bacteria are not unique to any particular location, this winter seems to have provided a perfect medium for the culturing of the particular viral disease named appropriately "The Beaver Island Crud." This is a particularly easy disease to catch without doing anything to lower your immunity, but when you do lower your immunity by certain activities, you get the crud quicker and longer. This particular strain of the crud seems to show its ugly face with many different symptoms; as different as the individuals that get it. You don't have to have all of these symptoms to qualify for the Beaver Island Crud, just some of them.
Some start out with a runny nose and an infrequent bark of a cough. Others start out with a sore throat from the nasal drainage. Still others end up with bronchitis and the dreaded pneumonia. You can pretty much tell if someone has any of these symptoms they are either on their way to getting the crud or just on the way to healing from the crud. Unfortunately, they are contagious in all of these situations.
Even if you are not in the presence of someone with the crud, you can catch the crud just by touching something that the infected person has touched. One of the best ways to protect yourself from any disease is to wash your hands, wash your hands, wash you hands. In EMS training, EMTs are taught to start washing their hands with soap and water and sing or say "Happy Birthday" to yourself three times, and only rinse and dry with a paper towel after you have finished the singing. If it's not convenient to do this, then a small bottle of waterless hand cleaner could be used before you put your hands near your face to itch, cover a sneeze, or eat.
There are several locations that most of us do not think about that could be harboring the viruses. Door handles, restaurant menus and counter tops are the most commonly forgotten items when it comes to disease transmission. Less is better than more when it comes to touching these things as well as others. That is why the waterless hand cleaner is a really good idea.
You can't prevent transmission of disease in all the many routes of transmission, but you can prevent it in this one. Wash, wash, wash your hands!
(This editorial does not represent any health care agency or organization, it is just the editor's opinion.)
TDS Customers Caught in Voice Phishing Scam
For more information on phishing and tips for prevention, visit the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission web site, www.sec.gov/investor/pubs/ phishing.htm .
From Stoney Acres
‘Special February Treat'
Stoney's Valentines Dinner Specials Thurs. Feb. 14th
BICS Basketball on Mackinac Island
The Beaver Island Lady Islanders and the Islander flew to Mackinac Island this past Friday to play games on Friday night and Saturday morning. This was the first time that the Islander teams had been able to play for four weekends due to the weather issues for flying this year. Mackinac Island was the first game for almost a month. That that the foul trouble early for the boys' team and illness for the girls' team made this weekend an unfortunate loss weekend for the Islanders. This did not, however, cause the students that traveled have a bad time. They enjoyed the competition and the activities along with the trip to Mackinac. Here are the scores:
Girls: Mackinac-59 Beaver-16
Boys: Mackinac-67 Beaver 49
Girls: Mackinac-56 Beaver-12
Boys: Mackinac-75 Beaver 39
The first home game in a long time will be coming up this weekend when Grand Marais boys will come play on the Island along with Munising Baptist girls. Let's hope the weather cooperates for the kids.
Postponed Due to Weather and Ice Conditions
St. James Supervisor Bill Haggard Announces Office Hours
Bill Haggard will continue to maintain the same office hours as the previous supervisor.
Gregg Fellowship Center. Doors open at 6:15 pm and games start at 7:00 sharp!
Beaver Island Human Services Commission 2013 Meeting Schedule
At 2 p.m. at the Beaver Island Community School
The Commission is a collaboration of organizations that advocates for the emotional and physical needs of island residents and visitors of all ages.
February 21, 2013
March 21, 2013
April 18, 2013
May 16, 2013
June 20, 2013
September 19, 2013
October 17, 2013
November 21, 2013
Members: _______(Char-Em Human Service Coordinating Body), Adam Richards (BIRHC), Alice Belfy(BICS), Judi Meister (Food Pantry), Ann Partridge(COA liaison/Community Center), Lois Williams (Hospice/Helping Hands), Kathy Tidmore(St. James Township Rep.), Pam Grassmick (Peaine Township Rep.), ______ (AmVets)
Christian Church Ministers
17: Pastor Harold Kruse
24: Pastor Harold Kruse
3: Pastor Don Sinclair
10: Pastor Howard Davis
17: Pastor Howard Davis
24: Pastor Harold Kruse
31: Pastor Harold Kruse
From Holy Cross Parish Council
Effective May 23, 2012
Summer Mass Schedule for Holy Cross Church
Monday and Tuesday and Saturday Mass: 9:00am
Friday Mass: 12:00pm: with Holy Hour Following
Rosary before weekday Masses and on Wednesday and Thursday at 9:00am
Confession is heard Saturday from 3:00 to 3:30pm
NRESC Meeting Schedule
At Peaine Hall:
March 2, 10 am
New guidelines on stroke care stress that getting clot-busting drugs and other treatments within one hour of arriving in the emergency room is crucial to minimizing brain damage and speeding recovery.
"We have incorporated a lot of learning and experience in the past five years in developing stroke systems of care," said guideline author Dr. Edward Jauch, director of the division of emergency medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina, in Charleston. "It's not just a single person managing a stroke that makes a difference. It's creating a process that involves patients, people around patients, pre-hospital care and hospitals," he said. "When all these pieces are in place, the patient has the best chance for having a good outcome."
The new guidelines, from the American Stroke Association, were published online Jan. 31 and will appear in the March print issue of the journal Stroke .
The most common type of stroke, called an ischemic stroke, is caused by a blood clot in an artery in the brain. Ischemic strokes account for 90 percent of all strokes.
Once doctors determine that a patient is suffering a stroke, treatment usually begins with a brain scan to find the clot. A drug called tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) is then injected to break up the clot. To be most effective, tPA needs to be given within four and a half hours of the first appearance of symptoms, the experts said.
To get treatment within this narrow window of time, the new guidelines stress calling 911 and getting to the hospital by ambulance. Not only is an ambulance faster, but it also allows emergency-room doctors to prepare for the patient's arrival.
"If you arrive at a hospital by [ambulance], you get treated very differently than if you arrive in our lobby," Jauch said. Patients see a doctor faster, get a CT scan faster and get treated faster with treatments that are time-dependent, he explained. "And you are more likely to go to the right hospital," he added, such as one with a stroke center.
Stroke centers offer specialized treatment for all types of stroke. In some cases, a patient will be taken to a comprehensive stroke center, which can provide even greater levels of care.
Advanced care may include using so-called stent retrievers, which are catheters that are threaded through the affected brain artery that expand the vessel, snag the clot and remove it. This is faster than tPA, but works only on the largest clots, Jauch explained.
When a hospital that specializes in stroke isn't nearby, patients can be treated in a community hospital under direction from a stroke expert via telemedicine, Jauch said. After initial treatment, a decision on whether to transfer the patient to a stroke center can be made, he said. The guidelines also call for continued quality improvement through hospital committees that review and monitor stroke care.
"Time is brain," said Dr. Roger Bonomo, a neurologist at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City.
People who need tPA aren't getting it because they get to the hospital too late for it to be used, he said. "Not enough people are calling 911 when they are having symptoms of a stroke," he added.
An easy way to remember the sudden signs of a stroke is the acronym F.A.S.T.:
Four Beaver Island Community School high school students traveled to North Central Michigan College in Petoskey for a quiz bowl tournament. Sarah Avery, Madie Martin, Chaise Laufenburg and Erin Boyle had a great time competing against the other teams and got their first win. One of the Petoskey teams was the overall tournament winner. Other teams competing were Concord Academy and Boyne City. Charlevoix and East Jordan usually have teams in the monthly tournaments, but they were closed that day. Most schools enter two or more teams in the tournament. BICS will be competing again in theMarch 1 tournament. The BICS National Honor Society will once again be hosting a Community Quiz Bowl on the island this spring (date to be determined).
Is the wind chill going to be below zero or is there no wind at all and the sun begins to peek through the clouds? Is the precipitation going to be ice pellets, snow, or rain? Is it going to be cold, colder, or warm? Is it going to be a blizzard, clear, or foggy? How about snow melting to make slush and then freeze to make very icy roadways? If you live on Beaver Island, you know that all of these things have been seen within the last week or ten days.
Snow-covered, yet ice like an icicle covered with snow??
The snow on the roof hangs down like icicles, but it still looks like snow. It doesn't want to move off the roof and surrounds the front door like a horse collar. When it does come down, will it make a crashing sound or a thud? Quite interesting winter weather is found here on Beaver Island.It can be described by snow, snow, melt, freeze, snow, rain, freeze, cold, and colder. Perhaps there should be another snow or two in there, but the really interesting things is that many, many winters recently have been without much snow and much warmer than normal. This one is anyone's guess.
A view of Forest View Senior Housing
A view down Kings Highway from Carlisle Road....can't see too much past the first trees.
In a small, family-oriented ceremony, four Beaver Island Community School students were inducted into the National Honor Society. The ceremony took place at the Beaver Island Community School on January 30, 2013, at 2:30 p.m. Here is a picture provided by Michelle LaFreniere, who attended the ceremony.
In the picture (L to R) are Meg Works, Hannah Robert, Erin Boyle, and Emily Boyle
Congratulations to you all!
Fishing for panfish can become quite difficult at certain points during the winter, particularly when ice and snow are at their thickest. Thick ice and snow hinder fish habitat as a result of decaying vegetation and low oxygen levels which result in changes to the food cycle.
There are a few things you can do to overcome these obstacles:
1. Look for areas on your chosen water body that have new ice, allowing for more light to penetrate.
2. Search for areas where the wind has blown the snow off, as opposed to heavily snowed areas.
3. Consider finding a new water body to fish, particularly one that is larger and deeper and likely to have frozen later than other lakes.
Just focusing on the location you chose to fish can help your panfish outing be that much better!
Want even more information on fishing for panfish? Check out their page on the Michigan Fish and How to Catch Them website .
Charlevoix area patients will find quality heart care close to home as the result of a new collaboration between Charlevoix Area Hospital and cardiologists of Traverse Heart & Vascular, a service of Munson Medical Center.
Charlevoix Area Hospital CEO Lyn Jenks said a clinic has been established within the hospital for cardiologists Anthony B. Ochoa, M.D., and Nicklaus K. Slocum, M.D., to see patients two to three times a month. The first clinic is Monday, Feb. 4.
Traverse Heart & Vascular President Dino Recchia, M.D., said Drs. Slocum and Ochoa look forward to providing local, quality heart and vascular care for patients in the Charlevoix area. Charlevoix Area Hospital offers excellent facilities for initial diagnostics and testing, as well as cardiac rehabilitation,” he said.
Charlevoix Area Hospital, in partnership with Traverse Heart & Vascular and Munson Medical Center now provides heart care equal to the nation's best institutions. Munson's heart program has received consistent national recognition for quality, including being named one of the 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals in 2011 for superior clinical and operational performance, and among the 100 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals six times in recent years.
Charlevoix Area Hospital is located at 14700 Lakeshore Dr. in Charlevoix. For more information on the clinic, call Traverse Heart & Vascular at 1-800-637-4033 .
The BICS sports teams have had a really roller coaster schedule this basketball season due mostly to the weather not cooperating with their travel. They couldn't go to Paradise because of the weather, so that was rescheduled to a week from Friday, February 8th, but now Paradise does not have a boys basketball team, so Athletic Director Kerry Smith has been busy trying to schedule a basketball game for our deprived Beaver Island boys and girls basketball teams.
As usual, Ms. Smith has arranged a game for the weekend of February 8th and 9th. Hopefully the weather will cooperate. And the good news is that the Islanders will be able to watch their teams because Ms. Smith has arranged for Grand Marais boys basketball team to come here. She has also arranged for the Munising Baptist girls basketball team to come that same weekend. So, with any luck at all and with reasonable weather, Beaver Island basketball fans will have a home game here on Beaver Island on February 8th.
The BICS basketball teams are scheduled to travel to Mackinac Island this weekend. BINN and the community at large wish them the best of luck, not only in the games, but also in the weather cooperation arena!
"Go Islanders!" has a much more punny, yet not funny, meaning this winter......
Beaver Island Emergency Medical Services was paged out for an emergency in Peaine Township last evening at approximately 9:30 p.m. The patient was having chest pain and needed transport to McClaren Northern Michigan Hospital. There was freezing rain between Beaver Island and Harbor Springs Airports, so Valley Med Flight from Iron Mountain was called to transport the patient. They reported a 40 minute arrival from the call and about a ten minute flight time from BI to Harbor Springs. Frank Solle was out at the Beaver Island Township Airport and took these photos. Thank you, Frank!
The terminal at the airport.
The ambulance and crew waiting for the plane to land.
The aircraft from Valley Med Flight
BIEMS and Valley Med Flight crews transferring the patient from the ambulance to the plane
The aircraft with crew preparing to take off
The two ladies who visited were Kendra Thompson, architect, and Stephanie Ward from Meade and Hunt and these ladies participated in the meeting beginning at 11 a.m.. They will not be referred to by their names in this article.
Kendra Thompson and Stephanie Ward
There were two meetings today, January 26, 2013, the regular BI Airport Commission meeting, and a meeting with the architect and Meade and Hunt. The meetings today were very productive with decisions made that provided both visitors with the information that is needed to move forward, and stay on a good timeline toward completion of the airport terminal project.
The first item that was passed as a motion was the determination of the location and shape of the parking areas. This was needed to be determined to allow bids for tree removal to get moving. The tree removal must be completed, at least the trees must be down on the ground, prior to the April 1st deadline to protect the nesting locations of migratory birds. "We don't want these birds to build a nest in the trees and then cut down the trees." The adopted parking plan with tree removal was to included a more square parking area with fewer drive areas instead of a very long rectangular parking area that would cause an almost 400 feet walk for the person parking in the furthest parking spot. The difference would cause approximately two acres of trees to be felled instead of 1.5 acres of trees. It was felt that this extra half acres of tree removal would be well worth it to make fewer plowing areas and shorter walking distances.
The second item that passed as a motion was the approval of the floor plan and elevations as presented and dated January 26, 2013. This presentation was the fourth decrease in square footage of the planned terminal since the 2008 plan was made. The board, as a whole, did not want to see any more cuts in the size of the building and accepted the multi-use concept of these drawings.
The third item determined by motion was the use of geothermal for heating and cooling. The payback time for the increased cost of geothermal when compared to conventional propane or electricity is approximately four or five years. The Meade and Hunt representative suggested that it might be possible for the geothermal work outside of the "four walls of the building" to actually be qualified as part of the federal grant for site preparation instead of the state grant for the building.
The first meeting began a little after nine a.m. This meeting was missing Mike Scripps because he was flying from off the island. Elaine West chaired this portion of the meeting. Included in this meeting were the listing of the questions that the BIAC wanted to ask of the architect and of Meade and Hunt. This meeting was suspended and went into recess for approximately fifteen minutes after the business was completed with the exception of the budget. Mike Scripps arrived at approximately ten a.m. and the meeting was resumed to work on the budget. This budget was completed and agreed upon by 10:45 a.m. and the first meeting was adjourned.
The second meeting included presentations by the architect and by Meade and Hunt and began at 11 a.m., the time posted. This meeting continued for approximately two hours with decisions being made as mentioned above. Lots of progress was made in the planning of the terminal building construction plans and the site preparation work as mentioned above.
The Airport Committee.......the audience early on
The work session with tables pulled together
Here is the plan.
The site plan presented by Meade and Hunt
The floor plan presented by the architect after four reductions in size
Conceptual plans for the four views of the building
Possible costs for parts of the plan
Beaver Island News on the 'Net Live Streamed the entire time from the beginning of the first meeting until the end of the second meeting. Video recordings of these meetings were also made and are available at links above.
(Click on each pictures below to see the full size schematic)
Airfield View and Entry View
NRESC Planning Process – Adopted January 21, 2013
The NRESC intends to produce a full draft set of recommendations for natural resource management that will be submitted to the Township Boards and shared with the community/stakeholders for feedback by May 1, 2013. Once a draft is completed, the NRESC intends to hold a 45-day feedback process, after which it will revise the draft and submit final recommendations to the township boards.
Adopt deadline and revise process for completing draft recommendations
Completed - January 21, 2013
Establish subcommittees to develop recommended Strategies for three Goal areas.
Resource Management : Grassmick, Mastenbrook, Parsons
Economic Growth: Powers, Plastrik
Informed Public : Cashman, Tilly
(Plastrik will serve as liaison between the subcommittees, to ensure minimal duplication of effort, and coordination of recommendations)
Completed – January 21, 2013
Subcommittee co-chairs review input to date, gather additional input, and develop recommended Strategies for review by full NRESC
January 22-February 22
Working session of NRESC to review/revise draft recommendations from subcommittees
February 23 (public session)
Subcommittees revise/redraft recommendations based on feedback
February 24-March 8
Working session of NRESC to review/revise draft recommendations from subcommittees, and to assemble overall “unified” draft of recommendations
March 9 (public session)
Plastrik leads process of drafting unified recommendations for NRESC consideration
March 10-March 29
Working session of NRESC to review/revise unified recommendations draft
March 30 (public session)
Completion of draft recommendations (additional input, as needed)
March 31-April 30
Submission of draft recommendations to the community, stakeholders, and township boards for feedback
May 1-June 15
Working session of NRESC to review/revise draft based on feedback from various sources
June 22 (public session)
NRESC submits final recommendations to township boards
(BINN Editor's comments: It appears as if the NRESC has listened to those that want to move this process forward. Those that were concerned about the length of time this process was taking, should consider that this new plan provides a deadline for completion, and a timeline is something that Part-Whole, concrete and sequential people can understand and usually get behind. BINN editor Joe Moore suggests that those that were frustrated by the perceived slow process might reconsider and be willing to join in the subcommittees to help complete the area of their concerns.)
The Draft Plan Is Available on the Peaine Township Website using the following link:
It is also available on the Natural Resources/Ecotourism Steering Committee Website at:
These results of the survey for the recreation plan can be viewed on this website. (See below)
Hardcopies of the plan are available at: Office of the Supervisor, Peaine Township; Beaver Island Dikstrict Library; Beaver Island Community Center; and Beaver Island Zoning Administrator's Office (St. James Government Building)
The plan will be presented for additional public input by the Peaine Planning Commission and the Peaine Township Board at public meetings to be held by each of these entities. Notice of these meeting dates will be published.
The Draft Plan consists of an inventory of Recreation Resources, a Summary of the Peaine Recreation Survey Results, and Recommended Goals, Objectives, and Action Items.
Comments may be emailed to the Planning Commission Secretary, Krys Lyle: firstname.lastname@example.org
Written comments may be mailed to: Peaine Township Planning Commission, Attn: Krys Lyle, Secretary, 36825 Kings Hwy, Beaver Island, MI 49782
The Beaver Island Rural Health Center is seeking applicants interested in serving on its board of directors. Board positions will be filled at its next meeting on Saturday, March 23, 2013.
Board terms are for three years and directors are not compensated. The BIRHC board meets every third month on the fourth Saturday. Directors are expected to attend most of the meetings, either in person or by speakerphone.
Candidates should be team players who will champion the cause of the Health Center and be willing to contribute their time and talents to board activities, including fundraising. Full or part-time residents are encouraged to apply by letter to the BIRHC Selection Committee, P.O. Box 146, Beaver Island, MI 49782.
For more information, applicants may contact Donna Kubic, Managing Director. Candidates should send or drop off a letter which states their interest and tells a little about themselves by the deadline of February 22, 2013.
The Beaver Island Rural Health Center Board of Directors has set its meeting schedule for 2013. The board will now meeting quarterly instead of every other month. Meetings are held at 10 a.m. in the community room of the BIRHC. Meetings will be held on the following Saturdays: March 23, June 22, September 28. The annual meeting will be held on Saturday, December 14.
THE BEAVER ISLAND DISTRICT LIBRARY
Is seeking to employ a LIBRARY DIRECTOR:
Forty hour per week, with benefits; college degree preferred;
Public contact experience and computer knowledge required;
Level 4 Library Certification Class will be provided for qualified candidate.
Salary range $17 - $20 per hour based on education and experience.
Job Description available upon request
Please send a letter of interest and a resume to:
Joan Vyse, President
Beaver Island District Library Board of Trustees
Beaver Island , MI 49782
BEAVER ISLAND DISTRICT LIBRARY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
District Library Board of Trustees reserves the right to accept or reject any and all applicants
This survey was done using Survey Monkey who provided these results:
Percentages for these responses were calculated by Survey Monkey.
Free Response items all shown
A CPR program for Healthcare Providers, the complete program will be offered on February 2, 2013. This program is open to all healthcare providers and those interested in becoming healthcare providers. This CPR program is the pre-requisite for the Basic EMT program that begins on February 10, 2013. The Basic EMT program is offered without charge to those willing to sign a contract agreeing to provide services here on Beaver Island. For more information, you are asked to contact Danielle Dedloff, BIEMS director at 448-2578. If you are interested in finding out more about the educational program, you may contact Danielle Dedloff at 2578 or the program coordinator and instructor Joe Moore at 2416. There will be continuing education offered throughout this program for existing BIEMS members including, but not limited to all necessary credits for license renewal, Advanced Stroke Life Support and Pediatric Emergencies for Prehospital Providers. An International Trauma Life Support class will also be offered, but will be offered outside of this Basic EMT program.
Approval for this educational program was received from the State of Michigan, EMS Division, with ending date of July 1, 2013. The classwork will end on June 13, 2013, but required clinical will need to be completed between June 13th and July 1st. This is an extensive education program consisting of classes on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday evenings with some selected Saturday classes as well. Total program length including classroom, practical, and clinical hours is 250 hours.
Stoney Acres began serving senior meals on January 2, 2013. These are a few examples of their menu. Here is a copy of their completed menu.
Half turkey reuben.....Small Cobb salad
Beef Nachos........Two piece chicken basket
Several family and business subscriptions expire in February 2013. This is a reminder to those that wish to renew online. If you do renew online using a credit or debit card, and the Paypal SUBSCRIBE button, BINN will automatically make a donation of $10 in your name to the Beaver Island Food Pantry. If you are not sure when your subscription expires, please email the editor at email@example.com, and your subscription expiration will be included in a return email.
Besides the home delivered meals prepared by Dahlwhinnie, there are options currently at two restaurants, Dahlwhinnie's and the Shamrock. The menus are down below, but there are times where a picture is worth a hundred words. These pictures are not meant to depict the entire menu at either place, but just to give you an opportunity to see what some of the options look like. The editor can attest to the excellent meals that have been consumed over the last few months. The seniors, who have not participated, should seriously consider these wonderful meals. The seniors that have been participating should invite another senior to go with them.
Breakfast at Dahlwhinnie's is an excellent opportunity to sit down and socialize. The #1 breakfast at Dahlwhinnies was sampled by the editor and it received a two thumbs up, once the thumbs were done proving help to the hands in consuming this excellent meal. Here is a picture of the meal:
Eggs, hashbrowns, toast, orange juice, milk or coffee, and pears
Dahlwhinnie's is also participating in lunch. Breakfast runs from 7-10, and lunch from 11-2. The honey mustard chicken salad is another wonderful meal as is the tuna melt.
Downtown at the Shamrock Bar, there is no breakfast, but an excellent lunch is awating all seniors for a reasonable cost. These same senior menu items are available to the general public for $7.00. Here are a few pictures of the lunch items available at the Shamrock: Again, the senior lunch and dinner menu is posted below.
Soup and Salad is a wonderful combination of homemade soups and fresh salad with dressing, bread, and butter, Add coffee, tea, or iced tea as a beverage and a fruit cup and you have one excellent lunch.
This wonderful chicken salad is also available as one of the lunch or dinner items for seniors.
A hot beef sandwich with mashed potatoes and gravy, cole slaw, and fruit cup along with your choice of three beverages can't be beat.
Barbeque pulled pork sandwich with mashed potatoes
Chicken wings with French fries and cole slaw
Pasta and Meatballs, very nice
Taco salad, yum, yum
The Shamrock is also offering these same menu choices for dinner for all seniors. The Dining Out program is part of the services offered by the Charlevoix County Commission on Aging.
The CC Commission on Aging's representatives have approved the menu submitted by Dahlwhinnie's to offer seniors an additional option when deciding to dine out. The addition of a a breakfast menu to a lunch menu provides another option for Dining Out seniors. The menu was available as of Monday, October 8, 2012, and is presented below exactly as presented to BINN with only one thing added. The thing added was the word 'and' in front of the word 'milk.' The following menu items are available from 7-10 a.m.:
#1 1 egg, hashbrowns, orange juice, fruit cup, toast with butter, and milk
#2 1 egg, hashbrowns, orange juice, fruit cup, oatmeal, and milk
#4 Egg sandwich with cheese, orange juice, fruit cup, hashbrowns
#5 1 egg vegetable cheese omelet, hash browns, orange juice
The Dining Out Lunch Menus available from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. is:
#1 Fresh spinach salad with grilled chicken, red onion, honey mustard dressing, fruit, bread with butter, and milk
#2 Chili--(beef, chicken, or turkey) with tomatoes, beans, peppers, and onions, fruit cup, crackers, and milk
#3 Meat loaf, potatoes, vegetable, fruit, roll with butter, milk
#4 Open face pulled pork sandwich, vegetable, sweet potato, fruit, and milk
#5 Hot turkey or beef sandwich and potatoes with gravy, vegetable, fruit, and milk
#6 Tuna melt on wheat with cheddar, fruit, mixed vegetable
Now that the election is over, it is time to bring this issue back up to the taxpayers on Beaver Island whether they pay taxes in St. James or in Peaine Townships. The following editorial was written by the editor of Beaver Island News on the 'Net, and he is responsible for all statements made. This position is his position only, not the position of News on the 'Net, nor of any family members. In short, the editorial is a response to two specific points: "Why do St. James individual taxpayers pay more for the joint services than does each individual Peaine taxpayer?" and "Are these tax amounts fair?" You can read the whole editorial by clicking on the small picture below.
The Live Streaming Project includes BICS Sports Events, Peaine Township Meetings, Joint Township Meetings, and much more.
Your donation may allow these events to be live streamed on the Internet at http://beaverisland.tv
Site plans and artist renditions may be viewed by clicking on the schematic above.
Thank you to County Commissioner Rich Gillespie for the above information!